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ChibiUsagi
Posted: Oct 27, 2009 7:39 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 15 Oct 2009 Posts: 30
right now im just reading whatever i can get my hands on lol i just got donw with the silver kiss by annette curtis klause and memoirs of a geisha that book had me hooked
 
zyoeru
Posted: Oct 27, 2009 9:31 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 27 Oct 2009 Posts: 48 Location: Barnsley
I'm at college studying histories and English literature...so I'm currently reading a lot:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (fantastic book!)
The World's Wife - Carol Ann Duffy (my favourite poet!)
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
Iliad - Homer
 
Ushee
Posted: Nov 02, 2009 7:33 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 05 Nov 2007 Posts: 1206 Location: Lancaster, New York
^ I absolutely love A Handmaid's Tale Love

Night by Elie Wiesel

I read it in highschool and this is a reread, it's a truly powerful and emotional book
 
hitomi #1
Posted: Nov 10, 2009 6:12 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 17 Feb 2009 Posts: 1933 Location: On Ai's speed dial!
Don't ask why. Embarassed
 
flintandtas
Posted: Dec 29, 2009 7:37 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 07 Jul 2009 Posts: 8451 Location: Sydney, Australia
Dragons of an Hourglass Mage Love Love
Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman

Yay - new DragonLance book Boogie Boogie and Flint and Tas are both in it (though only briefly) Laughing Laughing Amazing how well this book retains the magic and emotions of the original series Love Love
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Dec 30, 2009 9:41 pm Reply with quote
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I was reading Pride and Prejudice, but I have given up on it since I already know what will happen.

I am not reading the new Douglas Coupland book Generation A. He hails from Vancouver Canada but I think his choice of writing whether it be style or subject is very different. My colleague actually recommend him.

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Generation A, Douglas Coupland’s 11th novel, is a great bookend to Generation X, the novel that launched his career. The term “Generation A” was in fact coined by Kurt Vonnegut, but Coupland embraces it and makes it his own. The narrative is written from alternating first-person points of view, a tactic that harkens back to Generation X. The story takes place at a time in the near future when honeybees have become extinct. Five people (referred to in the novel as the “Wonka children”) are mysteriously stung. At the heart of the mystery is the controversial drug Solon, which allows its users to suppress anxiety by living exclusively in the present. Like detective fiction, the book uncovers the connections between the Wonka children and this dangerous drug, but it also plays with narrative conventions by illustrating the ways that people tell stories in our increasingly digital, ultra-high-speed world. If Generation X gave us “tales for an accelerated culture,” then Generation A is its natural extension, offering tales for the information overloaded. The bite-sized chapters and witty tone will appeal to those with perpetual attention defi cits, and bits of pop culture sprinkled liberally throughout will attract readers highly attuned to the current zeitgeist. Coupland clearly understands the minds of the current generation – young people who have never known a time without the Internet – and plays on their desire to jump continually from one subject to the next. To what end does this cultural ADD affect our lives and the ways we communicate with others? How can we silence the sounds of data that are constantly streaming into our heads? Are deeper human connections becoming more possible thanks to the Internet, or does the lack of face-time increase our alienation? Coupland explores these questions without resorting to obvious, cynical answers. He even manages to offer a hopeful ending, despite the odds. -- Quill & Quire


If anyone does actually pick this up thought, do be warned, there is an excessive amount of profanity in this book XD But it is lingo that Generation A would use and he even throws in internet/texting lingo which I find quite humorous.
 
woaini
Posted: Jan 01, 2010 1:28 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
i've been reading a lot of books...

Beauty - Retelling of Beauty and the Beast- by Robin McKinley Love such a wonderful book, makes my love for fary tales grow even more each time i read it Nod and believe me im a fary tale addict.

Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn, a beautiful love story about a couple that are continuously being torn apart through the ages, from Cavemen to Egyptians to Greeks to the Salem Whitch Trials and many others life times up to modern day. Love i highly recomend this book Nod

and im still reading on the Blood+ novel series, for the millionth time, by Ryo Ikehata Love im currently on vol 2 Chevalier Boogie

and im looking for a good book about Cupid and Psyche. i found one that caught my eye called Cupid a tale of Love and Desire by Julius Lester. cant wait to get to the book store and ick up a copy Boogie
 
tadabelle-paaan
Posted: Jan 01, 2010 11:36 am Reply with quote
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I just finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult and I started The Devil Wears Prada just this morning.

mhmmmm going to check out some of the books you guys listed up there Giggle
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 3:21 pm Reply with quote
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I just finished the thriller "Trigger" from Wulf Dorn. It was very suspense-packed, I was so scared sometimes Laughing.
 
.::carlito::.
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 8:44 pm Reply with quote
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Reading A Farewell to Arms. I've only like read 4 chapters and there's 36 to go! Giggle It's for my English class this year. The book's got a couple of themes like love & war, loss of friendship. It's actually 3 books in one. It was written by Ernest Hemingway during the war times.
 
Smily in Seattle
Posted: Jan 12, 2010 11:18 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 20 May 2009 Posts: 3564 Location: Seattle, WA
I just finished readin Black Rain by Ibuse Masuji. It took me a long time since I only spent a few minutes per day reading. It is a very powerful book written on a very powerful subject, but Ibuse's irony and wit are still all over the place among the tradgedy.
 
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Posted: Jan 13, 2010 12:23 am Reply with quote
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Correction, A Farewell to Arms is 5 books. Surprised I'm up to the fourth book now and I can't be too far from the end so I can start writing summaries and theme descriptions. Smile

The book I'm reading really explores the themes in depth like experience with love and abstract ideas of service during the war time. Smile
 
woaini
Posted: Jan 13, 2010 12:33 am Reply with quote
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^ who's it by? it sound kinda interesting to me Meow
 
woaini
Posted: Jan 20, 2010 5:49 pm Reply with quote
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any one know where i can find a really good book about Cupid and Psyche? one thats nicely written, stays on topic, and is more that 150 pages... the one i ordered turned out to be a dud... Blank stare the author talks more about his personal life than the actual story it's supposed to be about.... Mad

it can be a whole mytology book or just a tale of them or what ever i dont really mind... i just want a good book... not like the one i ended up with...
 
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Posted: Jan 20, 2010 11:39 pm Reply with quote
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^
I thought you would know. Ernest Hemingway. Tongue
 
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